A Ready Community accepts school readiness as a priority and plays a crucial part in supporting families in their role as primary stewards of children’s readiness. Ready Communities, including businesses, faith based organizations, health care entities, social services, community groups and local governments, working together to support children’s school and long term success by providing affordable access to information, services, high quality childcare, and early learning opportunities.

Dorchester County First Steps to School Readiness is committed to helping our community:

  1. Understand the importance of a ready child and how to identify the factors that lead to a ready child.
  2. Understand that every community’s quality of life depends on supporting school readiness
  3. Demonstrate they value children by investing appropriate resources efficiently and effectively to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

Learn more about Ready Communities.